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Understanding the Symbolism of Colonial New England Tombstones

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New England abounds with literally tens of thousands of old and picturesque gravestones that are beautiful works of art, as well as being durable archaeological artifacts. Colonial New England tombstones from the 17th and 18th centuries are unique and differ from tombstones that you will find in the Midwest. This class will introduce you to the art of old stone cutting, notable stone carvers from the colonial period, funeral customs of that time period, the meaning of the symbols found on these unique tombstones, and examples of the sad, historically important, weird, and humorous tombstones you can find there today.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Thu

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa

Laurie Taylor 

CEUs : 1.44

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Registration Closes On
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/2/2019 - 4/11/2019 Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Coralville, Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa  Map, Room: 300 Laurie Taylor